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Internship Program

Are you interested in a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship? Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply!

Please complete the application form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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1. Please enter your contact information
2. What is your course of study?
3. Have you applied for a McCusker Centre internship before?
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4. Have you completed a McCusker Centre internship before?
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5. I am undertaking this internship for academic credit
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6. Please indicate your Allocated Course Advice Office (you can find this on the welcome page of your student connect)
7. All applicants must submit a faculty approval form regardless of whether you are seeking academic credit. Have you sent your faculty approval form to your Allocated Course Advice Office?
Choose Yes/No
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No

They will email us directly with your approved form and copy you into the email.

Click here to download the faculty approval form

8. Describe your experience in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly. (e.g. Have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before?)
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9. What do you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects?
10. Which of the following areas are of most interest to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose second area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose third area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
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11. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose second community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose third community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
12. What does being an active citizen mean for you?
13. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship Program?
Choose an option
Careerhub
McCusker Centre Facebook page
UWA Students Facebook page
Digital screens
Student email
Faculty staff/office
UWA website
Word of mouth
Other
14. Most of our internships take place locally, however a few are available regionally and interstate. Are you able to travel for an internship?
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Yes - Regionally
Yes - Interstate
Yes - Both
No - Perth only
15. Upload your CV (accepted formats are pdf, doc and docx). You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume. This document will be forwarded upon request (if matched) to your host organisation.
16. Do you have a valid Working with Children Check?
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17. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
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Yes, I have a valid one
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About the Program

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers structured, quality internships with not for profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally and globally.

Internships are open to all currently enrolled UWA students - undergraduate and postgraduate.

You will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.


Successful undergraduate and postgraduate applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing an internship.

Undergraduate - SVLG1002 Postgraduate - SVLG5001 (6 points)

*Please note, your faculty must approve your enrolment.

Please check with your course allocated office for further information.

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.


SEE WHAT OUR INTERNS HAD TO SAY

You can listen to more of what our interns had to say here.


ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION?

If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program, please click here for more information.


How to Apply

Students will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.

  1. View the list of internships on offer below

  2. Review your study plan to ensure that you can undertake an internship as part of your course

  3. Seek approval from your Faculty Student Office via the form below which will be completed and emailed to you and the McCusker Centre by your student experience team.

  4. Complete the online application form above (please use your student email address when applying)

  5. Organisations often require you to have a working with children check and a police check. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship

Click here to download the faculty approval form (submit to your faculty office for approval)

Semester 2 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Semester 2 internship opportunities will be published on our website in late May when Winter Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between August and November 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Semester 2 Internship Applications Open - Now Open
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 12pm, 7 May 2018 at Love House
  • Semester 2 Internships Application Deadline - 2 July 2018
  • Induction Session - 26 July 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 2 August 2018

Summer 2018/2019 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Summer internship opportunities will be published on our website from late August when Semester One Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between late November 2018 and late February 2019.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Summer Internship Applications Open - 10 September 2018
  • Internship Information Session - 1pm, 9 October 2018, at Love House
  • Summer Internships Application Deadline - 26 October 2018
  • Induction Session - 20 November 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 22 November 2018

Please do not contact organisations directly regarding individual internships.

If you have any questions about the internship program, please check askUWA,here, or get in touch with us via email: info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.



Internship Opportunities

All organisations 
Ombudsman Western Australia - Project Intern

Ombudsman WA serves Parliament and Western Australians by investigating complaints about State Government agencies; reviewing certain child deaths and family and domestic violence fatalities; improving public administration and performing other statutory functions.

This intern will plan and undertake a project to map and analyse early intervention responses to children experiencing family and domestic violence.

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LOCATION Perth
Skills of the Modern Age (SOMA) - Marketing and Events Intern

Skills of the Modern Age (SOMA) is a future skills academy helping Australians get ready for the future of work. Through in-person events, workshops and courses, we deliver practical training programs in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. This intern role will be responsible for working with the SOMA team to plan, promote and run future skill events. This includes using modern marketing tools, liaising with facilitators and helping review and improve the programs offered.

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LOCATION Perth
Community Legal Centres Association of WA - Policy Research Intern

Community Legal Centres Association of WA Inc are not for profit, community-based organisations that provide free legal advice, casework and information and a range of community development services to their local or special interest communities. These roles will develop a set of best practice policy and procedures for CLCs that comply with the National Accreditation Scheme (NAS) and promote quality assurance and continuous improvement in the organisation and among board members, staff and volunteers.

2 roles available.

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LOCATION East Perth
Centre for Social Impact - Marketing and Events Intern

The Centre for Social Impact UWA is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers. The Marketing & Events Intern will be responsible for external communications and marketing as well as to the effective running of events for the Social Impact Festival and supporting the CSI team

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LOCATION Crawley
Save the Children - Youth Partnership Project (YPP) Intern

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. Its Youth Partnership Project is a place-based collective impact initiative that brings diverse government agencies, NGOs and community together to develop a better youth justice early intervention system. An intern is required to assist the YPP with the development of a shared management system to obtain real-time data across government departments, community services and young participants.

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LOCATION West Perth
Zonta House Refuge Association - Marketing & Research Intern 

Zonta House Refuge Association provides support services to women who have experienced family and domestic violence, homelessness and other crises, to enable them to have the opportunity to make safe and sustainable life choices. This role will provide assistance to the Service Delivery Manager and Administration Assistant with preparing marketing material for the organisation.

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LOCATION Shelley
Street Law Centre - Research Intern

Street Law Centre's mission is to provide free, specialist legal services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It also provides community legal education for people who are homeless, at risk and community sector workers. This role will help Street Law with future planning of service delivery by developing a research paper on the best practice service-delivery models for legal advice for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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LOCATION East Perth
Aboriginal Legal Service WA - Research & Policy Intern

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA aims to empower Aboriginal peoples and advance their interests and aspirations through a comprehensive range of legal and support services throughout Western Australia. The Research and Policy Intern will assist with the preparation of submissions to state and/or federal government inquiries and to other bodies in order to advocate for appropriate reforms to bring about social justice for Aboriginal people in Western Australia. The Intern will have the opportunity to observe court proceedings and attend relevant meetings to help inform strategies for reform.

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LOCATION Perth
Ed Connect Australia - Business Improvement Intern

Ed Connect Australia prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at risk young people for education success and wellbeing. This role will review the current EdConnect process manual which outlines the management of volunteers and schools participating in EdConnect programs with a view of improving the current service model.

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LOCATION Maylands
Mental Health Law Centre (MHLC) - PR/Communications Intern

MHLC seeks to be an expert and valued legal service for people with a mental illness. An intern is required to work alongside management, staff and volunteers to manage its social media profile. The intern will need to have good skills in public relations and graphic design.

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LOCATION Subiaco
Communicare - Research Intern

Communicare aims to create community inclusion and community safety by working collaboratively with individuals, families and communities to facilitate social and economic inclusion for all and establish and sustain safe and healthy communities. This intern will support the Parenting Services programs by conducting extensive research on the subject area, reviewing current evaluation practices and creating and/or recommending bespoke and improved resources for the organisation.

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LOCATION Cannington
Southcare - Marketing Intern

Southcare provides health, wellbeing and capacity building services to people in need to so that they can stay independent, in control and make the most of their opportunities and potential. They work within the areas of aged care, finances, Aboriginal family support, leadership training and community amenity. This intern role will support the Marketing Manager and Southcare team to execute the marketing plan in order to meet organisational goals.

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LOCATION Manning
The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance - Communications Intern

The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance's aim is to raise awareness of racial and religious discrimination in the community and its impact on fundamental human rights and to create a platform for art, services, ideas and action that promotes social cohesion and reduces prejudice and discrimination in the community. This role will support a key component of the organisation's awareness raising campaign this year: the development of a set of activations in celebration of the UN Declaration of Human Rights 70th anniversary on the 10th December.

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LOCATION Perth CBD
Social Reinvestment WA - Policy & Research Intern

Social Reinvestment WA's mission is to end the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody in Western Australia. SRWA’s core principles include healthy families, safe communities and smart justice. SRWA is looking for a Policy Intern to support SRWA develop position papers, grant writing, and support the campaign team with advocacy and lobbying work.

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LOCATION West Perth
Ngala - Data and Evaluation Project Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will conduct an audit of data currently collected by the Ngala Reflective Practice Supervision program (RPS). It will work with the Research Unit to review and improve data collection and reporting by the RPS program.

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LOCATION Kensington
The Humanitarian Group - Project Intern

The Humanitarian Group offers an inclusive community where people new to Australia from disadvantaged and culturally diverse backgrounds understand their rights and are treated with equality and dignity. This role will develop a specific strategy in relation to how The Humanitarian Group responds to online lodgement of visa applications.

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LOCATION Victoria Park
WANADA - Support and Resources Intern

WANADA is a human services organisation that significantly improves the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by addressing alcohol and other drugs. The intern will review and compile a suite of evidence based resources and tools to support a range of alcohol and other drug service types in meeting the needs of their target groups as part of 'WANADA's Standard on Culturally Secure Practice review'.

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LOCATION Perth
Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) - Research Intern

The Consumer Credit Legal Service of WA is a not-for-profit charitable organisation which provides legal advice and representation to consumers in WA in the areas of credit, banking and finance. CCLSWA also takes an active role in community legal education, law reform and policy issues affecting consumers. An intern is required to assist with research on the impact of its services. The intern will investigate what clients do with the advice they are given, if it is acted on and if clients receive favourable outcomes.

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LOCATION Perth
Volunteering WA - Communications and Events Intern

Volunteering WA makes a difference by connecting thousands of volunteers to many community organisations. We aim to build strong communities through volunteering and provide a range of resources, services and support so that people in Western Australia are aware of, and understand, the nature and scope of volunteer activity. This role will recruit, coordinate and oversee service providers for the Homeless Connect Perth2018 project which is a one day event which connects government, business, the community sector and volunteers to provide free services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, with flow on benefits beyond the day.

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LOCATION West Perth
Challis Primary School - Nature Playground Project Intern

Challis Community Primary School is an independent public school, and innovatively includes a parenting and early learning centre on site, providing a range of services and programs for parents and children. The role of the intern, through research and community consultation will look at upgrading and redesigning the school’s current Kindergarten/Pre-Primary playground area and designing a nature playground that stimulates child imagination and development.

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LOCATION Armadale
St Patrick’s Community Support Centre - Marketing and Communications Intern

St Patricks Community Support Centre in Fremantle provides immediate and holistic care for the homeless, those at risk of being homeless and the disadvantaged in Fremantle and surrounding suburbs. This role will support St Pats from a marketing and communication perspective. St Pats undertakes a number of public and fundraising events within the local community or in partnership. This role will particularly focus on the annual Sleep out Under the Stars and The Long Table Dinner event providing support in the planning, implementation and post event tasks.

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LOCATION Fremantle
ConnectGroups - Resource Development Intern

ConnectGroups promotes the philosophy and practice of peer support throughout Western Australia. Fostering empowerment among Self Help and Support Groups allows people dealing with stressful life problems and situations to share their experiences and to offer emotional and practical support to one another. This role, in consultation with key stakeholders, will research and develop a resource to assist ConnectGroups members (Self Help and Support Groups) with becoming formally 'incorporated'.

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LOCATION Booragoon
Telethon Kids Institute - Research Intern

Telethon Kids Institute's project, Collaborate for Kids (CoLab), has been established to bring together families, clinicians, educators, policy makers, other practitioners and researchers to provide evidence to improve service delivery and community capacity to meet the needs of children, families and communities who are experiencing vulnerability. This role will work under the direction and guidance of staff within the Translation and Communication Working Group to complete a draft Evidence Report on anti-poverty programs and policies.

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LOCATION Subiaco
WA Aids Council - Legal Research Intern

The WA Aids Council is a non-government organisation established in 1985. The Council leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, and the treatment and care of people living with HIV and AIDS. This intern role will undertake legal research to develop a position statement based on legislation and case law and to assist with developing strategies for law reform in the area of HIV and sex workers. The research will assist with developing recommendations to adjust current laws around HIV and sex workers.  

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LOCATION West Perth
Anglicare - Fundraising Research Intern

Anglicare WA is a leading not-for-profit organisation that plays an important part in building strong communities and families. The organisation influences policy makers and ensures that institutions and systems are attuned to the needs of all people in our community. This role will involve researching high net worth prospects from across WA and the country and identifying possible synergies/interests to particular areas that Anglicare WA focus on.

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LOCATION West Perth
Inclusion Solutions - Project Intern

Inclusion Solutions works to facilitate, educate and influence individuals, organisations and communities on the benefits of social inclusion. We develop programs that connect peoples at risk of social exclusion and isolation with their own communities. We work with local governments, sporting clubs, community groups, state sporting organisations and businesses of all sizes to develop strategies and initiatives to achieve inclusive outcomes. This role will assist in the creation and implementation of a project that will help older adults to share their skills, knowledge and interests to assist in the transition from paid work to retirement.

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LOCATION Osborne Park
Ngala - Marketing and Communications Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will collaborate with the Data and Marketing teams to identify suitable data to convert into infographics which can be used for reporting and promotion purposes to demonstrate both service effectiveness and impact.

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LOCATION Kensington
Telethon Kids Institute - Research Intern

Telethon Kids Institute brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. This intern will work closely to support and assist the project coordinator and senior investigator to achieve the aims of the Youth Suicide Prevention Modelling Project.

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LOCATION Nedlands
Telethon Kids Institute - Research Intern

Telethon Kids Institute's project, Collaborate for Kids (CoLab), has been established to bring together families, clinicians, educators, policy makers, other practitioners and researchers to provide evidence to improve service delivery and community capacity to meet the needs of children, families and communities who are experiencing vulnerability. This role will work under the direction and guidance of staff within the Translation and Communication Working Group to complete a draft Evidence Report on the everyday lives of families living in poverty.

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LOCATION Subiaco
Perron Institute - Marketing and Communications Intern

The Perron Institute conducts internationally recognised medical research to develop advances in neurological care for the benefit of the community. The Institute’s research spans a broad spectrum of neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, myositis and multiple sclerosis. This role will work directly with the Marketing & Communications Manager on many aspects of the current departmental activities. Due to the recent expansion of the Institute there is significant need to promote and raise awareness of the important current and future projects as well as the exciting opportunities for collaboration.

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LOCATION Nedlands
Social Reinvestment WA - Media & Communications intern

Social Reinvestment WA's mission is to end the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody in Western Australia. SRWA’s core principles include healthy families, safe communities and smart justice. SRWA is looking for a Media and Communications intern to manage its social media portfolio, develop and share relevant news stories, assist with press releases, and learn how to use the online graphic design tool CANVA. The role would be well suited to a Communications, English, and/or Political Science student.

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LOCATION Perth
Valuing Children Initiative, Centrecare (Inc.) - Communications and Marketing Intern

The Valuing Children Initiative’s purpose is to provide people and communities with professional and social services that enhance wellbeing and that are inspired by compassion and recognition for human dignity and worth. This role will support Centrecare's Valuing Children Initiative which is an ambitious project that seeks to make a difference by influencing public attitudes to ensure all children are valued, children are understood to be the responsibility not just of families but of the entire community, and that children should be at the forefront of our considerations.

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LOCATION Perth
WANADA - PBHRWA Research Intern

WANADA is a human services organisation that significantly improves the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by addressing alcohol and other drugs. Peer Based Harm Reduction WA (PBHRWA) works to advance the health, dignity and social justice of people who use drugs in WA. The intern role will involve supporting PBHRWA in evaluating a new model of offering community-based Hepatitis C pharmaceutical treatment and follow-up care to consumers. A focus of the work will be assisting in evaluating the impact of having a peer case worker involved in Hepatitis C treatment.

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LOCATION Perth
DISMANTLE - Social Impact Intern

Dismantle is a non-for-profit organisation which engages and empowers at-risk young people through a bicycle rebuilding program to provide them with the enabling support to develop the thinking skills, attitudes, behaviours and resilience to manage their life, learning and work in self directed ways. The Social Impact Auditor position will conduct a review of Dismantle’s partnerships, programs, current program logic, case notes and youth surveys to create a social impact report.

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LOCATION West Perth
Watch this space

More Semester 2 Internship Opportunities Coming Soon...

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LOCATION Perth - Regional and Local
Befriend - Communications Intern

Befriend Inc is a Perth-based social enterprise that is breaking down the social barriers that get in the way of making diverse friendships happen. This position focuses on creating materials and resources for Befriend members that help them to get involved with the Befriend Social Network, understand the cultural norms, and build and maintain friendships. This work will assist Befriend to prepare for the launch of a new IT platform.

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LOCATION Perth
Shelter WA - Media Intern

Shelter WA is an independent, non-profit peak body that advocates for accessible, affordable and secure housing – and ending homelessness – in Western Australia. The intern’s role is to assist with the creation of a media strategy and devise a framework for measuring the success of the organisation’s activities.

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LOCATION East Perth
AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd - Project Intern

AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd (AWESOME) is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. This Project Intern will foster a partnership between AWESOME and the WA Museum of Freedom and Tolerance by coordinating a walk-up activity and exhibition at the 2018 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, with a focus on engagement of children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

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LOCATION Perth
Gosnells Community Legal Centre - Access and Inclusion Intern

Gosnells Legal Centre promote basic human rights, including housing, income, equality, freedom and dignity, by a variety of support services to resolve legal, economic or social issues. This intern role will develop a specific strategy to improve the representation and involvement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People within Gosnells Community Legal Centre including Board members, staff and volunteers.

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LOCATION Gosnells
Wirrpanda Foundation - Media Intern

Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our four pillars of education, employment, justice and sport. This intern role work on a specific project designing and developing a professional media presentation that accurately and positively promotes our Deadly Sista Girlz education program. This will involve collaboration with key staff, collecting new media content and collating this with existing content, and output of the final media product.

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LOCATION Cannington
Tuart Place - Communications Intern

Tuart Place is an innovative, participant-led organisation for adults who have experienced out-of-home care during childhood, including 'Forgotten Australians', former child migrants, and the Stolen Generations (known collectively as 'care leavers'). This role will develop a social media strategy in order to make Tuart Place more visible, highlight care leaver issues and attract new funding.

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LOCATION Fremantle
AVIVO NDIS - Support Intern

Avivo works with people in the areas of aged care, disability and mental health. Our Support Coordination Team supports customers who have a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan with implementation and sourcing of supports. Our team is expanding into our Jandakot office and support is required to help build the team, meet with customers and support them with navigating the NDIS, linking them in with supports and developing a plan to progress them towards achieving their life goals.

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LOCATION Perth/Osborne Park
Public Health Advocacy Institute WA - Project Intern

Public Health Advocacy Institute WA promotes, develops and supports public health advocacy in Western Australia. It aims to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and create a statewide umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas. This role will assist the PHAIWA staff to identify how best to progress a working relationship with CAN (Community Arts Network) to identify local Noongar champions and projects that may be showcased in the inaugural digital WA Indigenous Storybook.

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LOCATION Bentley
Ngala - Evaluation Project Intern

Ngala support parents, families and communities to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people. This role will collaborate with the Ngala research team to develop a proposal which will outline the evaluation project for follow up of the 51 participants who have undertaken the Platforms training in Western Australia.

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LOCATION Kensington
Auspire - Australia Day Council (WA) - Project Intern

Auspire - Australia Day Council (WA) promotes what it means to be Australian and encourages all Australians living in Western Australia to embrace active citizenship and Australian values, to feel pride and a sense of belonging, and most importantly, a desire to contribute to a better Australia. The intern role will be involved in helping develop an enhanced program and information package to help deliver Civics & Citizenship Forums. There will be many opportunities to update current initiatives and introduce new ones.

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LOCATION Nedlands
Anglicare - Events Intern

Anglicare WA is a leading not-for-profit organisation that plays an important part in building strong communities and families. The organisation influences policy makers and ensures that institutions and systems are attuned to the needs of all people in our community. Anglicare WA has a donor recognition event planned for donors contributing to our Christmas Appeal. The Events Intern will support the Anglicare WA fundraising team by assisting with the planning and coordination of the event.

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LOCATION West Perth
Wanslea - Marketing and Communications Intern

Wanslea's promotes community, family, and individual development through partnerships and services. Their vision is to provide excellence and leadership in services for the community, families and children. This intern role will work with the foster care team to develop content and communication and marketing messages to be used both internal and external to the organisation.

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LOCATION Cloverdale
The Fathering Project - Digital Media Intern

The Fathering Project seeks to improve outcomes for kids by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to positively engage with their kids. This intern will be responsible for building community engagement by using digital marketing channels such as the web, social media and mobile devices to position The Fathering Project as an innovative, informative and high profile organisation.

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LOCATION UWA Claremont Campus, Cnr Princess and Goldsworthy Rds, Claremont
Street Law Centre - Research Intern

Street Law Centre's mission is to provide free, specialist legal services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It also provides community legal education for people who are homeless, at risk and community sector workers. This This role will help develop a draft Impact Report for Street Law Centre, drawing on templates of previous Annual Reports and Impact studies done in the past. The purpose of this document will be to assist Street Law in reviewing and demonstrating their impact to stakeholders.

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LOCATION East Perth
Shelter WA - Research Intern

Shelter WA a is an independent, non-profit peak body that advocates for accessible, affordable and secure housing – and ending homelessness – in Western Australia. The intern’s role is to contribute to research on the impact of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the effectiveness of the system and service providers alike as it is not the only way in which people with disabilities will be seeking more appropriate housing-related options.

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LOCATION East Perth
Gosnells Community Legal Centre - Project Intern

Gosnells Legal Centre promote basic human rights, including housing, income, equality, freedom and dignity, by a variety of support services to resolve legal, economic or social issues. GCLC is running a pilot program to provide Family Law and Civil Law assistance to male prisoners in Western Australia. The intern’s role will be to work closely with the project lead solicitor to: liaise with prison authorities, develop an evaluation process and materials; attend prison advice sessions with prisoners and prison authorities in relation to the project.

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LOCATION Gosnells
Mission Australia - Research and Evaluation Intern

Mission Australia has been a catalyst for change for more than 155 years, improving lives through the provision of evidence based services that move Australians in need towards independence. The Research and Evaluation Intern will review Mission Australia’s current partnerships with youth services and identify new agencies with which partnerships would benefit young people accessing Mission Australia.

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LOCATION Northbridge
DISMANTLE - Program Development Intern

Dismantle is a non-for-profit organisation which engages and empowers at-risk young people through a bicycle rebuilding program to provide them with the enabling support to develop the thinking skills, attitudes, behaviours and resilience to manage their life, learning and work in self directed ways. The Program Development intern is focussed on collating the existing program activities and producing a refined package. The outcome of the work will be for Dismantle’s BikeRescue program to be better managed and simplified to enhance staff training requirements.

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LOCATION West Perth
Telethon Kids Institute - Research Intern

Telethon Kids Institute brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. This intern role will work closely with the Gender Identity Longitudinal Experience (GENTLE) research assistant, GENTLE project coordinator, GENTLE research team and the GDS clinical team to continue to grow the GENTLE database.

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LOCATION Nedlands
Mission Australia - Research and Evaluation Intern

Mission Australia has been a catalyst for change for more than 155 years, improving lives through the provision of evidence based services that move Australians in need towards independence. The Research and Evaluation Intern will conduct a two phased review of the Youth Accommodation Support Service (YASS). This review will look at a young person’s experience from point of referral to exit and will include a review of policies, practises, forms and data collection.

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LOCATION Victoria Park
Wirrpanda Foundation - Research and Evaluation Intern

Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our four pillars of education, employment, justice and sport. This intern role will develop and implement a strategy to track and evaluate long-term outcomes for WF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program participants, particularly targeted to the areas of education and employment.

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LOCATION Cannington
A Maze of Story Incorporated - Communications Intern

A Maze of Story is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a program of creative writing for children aged between 8-12 years and prides itself in assisting primary school students, that may be disengaged or struggling with school work, to be more confident in their ability and to strive to extend themselves. This role will post information and stories relevant to our audience demographics, maintaining interest in the organisation and boosting engagement. Volunteers are the core of our organization, and the most important volunteers, are our Volunteer Tutors.

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LOCATION Ashfield
Fair Game - Research Intern

Fair Game Australia is a charity which delivers recycled sporting equipment, fitness and education programs to under-serviced remote Aboriginal and CALD communities. The organisation is comprised of volunteers and a CEO who oversee extensive operations across the state assisting approximately 4,000 under-serviced West Australians per year. The intern will be responsible for analysing historical data, including a literature review of similar programs, as well as the collection of new data, interpretation and presentation of results.

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LOCATION Malaga
Ruah Community Services - Evaluation Project Intern

Ruah Community Services is a not for profit organisation working directly with Perth’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Its services aim to end Homelessness, end Domestic Violence and change the lives of those experiencing mental health issues. The intern will join the Research, Design and Innovation (RDI) team, helping Ruah to measure and evaluate their impact on individuals and communities.

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LOCATION Subiaco
Mission Australia - Research and Evaluation Intern

Mission Australia has been a catalyst for change for more than 155 years, improving lives through the provision of evidence based services that move Australians in need towards independence. The Research and Evaluation Intern will conduct a review of the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS). This review will articulate the current service model where young people move from Withdrawal, Rehabilitation to Transitional accommodation.

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LOCATION East Perth
CPFS - Communications and Marketing Intern

Department of Communities; Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern regions of the State. The intern position will work alongside the education officer to create a sustainable model of Fremantle Discovery Book Club book parcel program that is financially independent of the Department.

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LOCATION Fremantle
Communicare - Research Intern

Communicare aims to create community inclusion and community safety by working collaboratively with individuals, families and communities to facilitate social and economic inclusion for all and establish and sustain safe and healthy communities. The intern will conduct research into best practice around integration of reconciliation and inclusion strategies into early childhood and child care services.

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LOCATION Cannington
DISMANTLE - CRM Data Intern

Dismantle is a non-for-profit organisation which engages and empowers at-risk young people through a bicycle rebuilding program to provide them with the enabling support to develop the thinking skills, attitudes, behaviours and resilience to manage their life, learning and work in self directed ways. The CRM Data and Development intern has the objective of creating Dismantle’s online CRM system.

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LOCATION West Perth
AVIVO NDIS - Research Intern

Avivo works with people in the areas of aged care, disability and mental health. This role will work with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Transition Project group at Avivo on a project to capture the experiences of individuals that have transferred from the WA NDIS / Disability Services funding to the NDIS funding.

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LOCATION Perth/Osborne Park
Tuart Place - Communications Intern

Tuart Place is an innovative, participant-led organisation for adults who have experienced out-of-home care during childhood, including 'Forgotten Australians', former child migrants, and the Stolen Generations (known collectively as 'care leavers'). The intern in this role will work with staff and participants at Tuart Place to formulate a communications strategy to disseminate in the newly created audio-visual information package and booklet outlining the issues affecting the aged care requirements of this group.

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LOCATION Fremantle
Swan Alliance - Research Intern

Swan Alliance Communities for Children is a place-based initiative of the Australian Department of Social Services (DSS). The objective of the project is to: Develop and facilitate a whole of community approach to support and enhance early childhood development and wellbeing for children from birth to 12 years. This intern will help develop a draft Impact Report for Street Law Centre, drawing on templates of previous Annual Reports and Impact studies done in the past. The purpose of this document will be to assist Street Law in reviewing and demonstrating their impact to stakeholders.

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LOCATION Midland
Telethon Speech and Hearing - Project Intern

Telethon Speech and Hearing excel in bringing together services to support children and families to speak, hear, connect and learn in ways that empower them to live fulfilling lives. This role will help create options that enable the community to maximise their access to TSH services by utilising Medicare and private health insurance as effective income sources for Telethon Speech & Hearing.

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LOCATION Wembley
PATCHES Paediatrics - Medical intern

PATCHES Paediatrics aims to deliver high quality child development and early intervention services to hard to reach children and young people. This role will work within a multidisciplinary team context to assist in performing specialist clinical, consultant and research services for children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions under the approved professional supervision of Paediatricians, Clinical Neuropsychologists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists.

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LOCATION Perth
Challis Primary School - Communications Intern

Challis Community Primary School is an independent public school, and innovatively includes a parenting and early learning centre on site, providing a range of services and programs for parents and children. The role of the intern will look at upgrading and redesigning the school’s current website and marketing resources to stimulate parent engagement, promotes parental education and facilitate the sharing of information between the school and the community.

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LOCATION Armadale
Anglicare - Marketing Intern

Anglicare WA is a leading not-for-profit organisation that plays an important part in building strong communities and families. The organisation influences policy makers and ensures that institutions and systems are attuned to the needs of all people in our community. This role will assist with the development of a case study library through the collection of stories from staff, volunteers and clients. This will enhance the engagement of fundraising appeals as it will help people to better understand who Anglicare WA as an organisation.

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LOCATION West Perth
Legal Aid - Legal Education Intern

Legal Aid provides quality legal assistance to those in need and promotes community access to justice. Blurred Borders is a 2 year project to develop community legal education responses for the cross border region west of Katherine, NT and the East Kimberley, WA. This role will assist in the further development of resources associated with the Blurred borders in its final stages.

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LOCATION Perth
Greenbatch - Marketing and Events Intern (2 roles available)

Greenbatch is a new social enterprise on a mission to establish WA’s first plastic reprocessing plant. The first product made will be 3D printer filament enabling school students to 3D print objects made out of recycled bottles. The role is to help Greenbatch with all things marketing and events. This could range from working on Greenbatch's high schools program, community engagement team or web and social media team.

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LOCATION UWA Business School
Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."